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  • What is the Barder principle?
    The Barder principle provides for an order of the Court to be set aside or appealed outside of the usual time limits if certain criteria apply.  Where did the Barder principle come from?  The principle comes from the sad case of Barder v Barder in 1987 in which an order was successfully appealed out of... […]
    Katie Kilburn
  • How do you end a civil partnership?
    How do you end a civil partnership? A civil partnership is brought to an end by obtaining a ‘dissolution’ which is similar to a ‘divorce’.  When can I apply to end a civil partnership? Just like in a divorce, you must have entered into the partnership at least a year before making the application for... […]
    Charlotte Newman
  • What happens when a parent breaks a court order?
    What happens when a parent breaks a court order? When parents cannot decide arrangements for their children once they have separated the court can issue a child arrangements order to clarify a child’s living arrangements.  This order is legally binding, and if a parent breaches it they will be in contempt of court which could... […]
    Rachel Fisher
  • How to tell if you are in a co-dependent relationship
    Luisa Williams, CEO & Founder from My Family Psychologist joins us on the blog with her advice on how to tell if you are in a co-dependent relationship. I can’t live, with or without you. U2’s famous song appears to strike a chord with many of the couples that I have worked with in therapy. The... […]
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  • The lockdown effect: how have relationships coped
    How have relationships coped in lockdown: Over the last few months during the UK lockdown, many relationships have been tested in ways most couples have not experienced before. Couples have had to navigate their relationship challenges intensified by the lockdown, for example fast-tracking a move in together or being apart for months. In the early... […]
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  • The calm after the storm: How to help children reintegrate back into the world post lockdown.
    Luisa Williams, CEO & Founder from My Family Psychologist joins us on the blog with her advice on how to help children reintegrate back into the world post lockdown.  There is no denying the impact that Covid-19 has had across the nation but it has particularly affected our children.  From talking to parents and friends, some children... […]
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  • Six surprising ways COVID-19 might have changed your relationship 
    Stowe guests: Ways COVID-19 might have changed your relationship  We are joined this week by Megan Han from Your Heartbreak Coach who is a certified Breakup and Divorce Coach as well as a Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming who joins us to share six surprising ways COVID-19 might have changed your relationship…  Okay, so you expected... […]
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  • Steadying yourself when you wobble during separation and divorce
    Support through divorce and separation: Danielle Barbereau, specialist divorce coach and author joins us as part of the Stowe guests programme to offer helpful tips and advice on how to steady yourself if you are having a wobble during a divorce or separation, particularly during the current global pandemic.  If you are going through a... […]
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  • What is it really like working as a family lawyer in a lockdown?
    A family lawyer in a lockdown: Sarah Jane Lenihan, Partner at the Stowe Family Law office in London Victoria on the reality of working as a family lawyer in lockdown… Busy!  It actually has not stopped!  I have envied friends and family who posted on social media of their latest hobbies – whether this is... […]
    Sarah Jane Lenihan
  • The perils of a prenup agreement
    The perils of a prenup agreement: While it remains the case that prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not binding on the parties or the judge upon divorce, the Courts are giving increased weight to nuptial agreements where the recommended formalities are complied with.  This is in line with the judgment in the Supreme Court decision... […]
    Angela Sussens